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Use "efforts" in a sentence
"A more sensible version of the question would be 'do you think the evidence justifies efforts to reduce carbon emissions' or '..efforts to discourage your children from smoking' which should produce close to the 100% result you apparently require!"
"Technically, the group kicked off Bike Month with itsBike-to-Work fundraiser at the end of April, but the main thrust of their efforts is the Commute Challenge contest, in which teams of four to ten coworkers (or individuals riding as solo participants) compete to log the most miles and percent of trips by bike during the month."
"Spurring the efforts is a new field known as biodiversity informatics, which uses sophisticated computer techniques to sift and analyze data in novel ways."